Regulation & Entry Fees

Participants & Registration:

  • Open to all FIDE-rated players with a Standard (std.) rating of 1500 and above (as of 1st February 2017).
  • Last day of registration & payment is 10th March 2017.
  • Registration is only accepted online via the following link
  • All participating players accept to fully comply with the regulations of the tournament and the organizer.
  • All participating players and accompany persons accept to fully comply with the rules and regulations of the United Arab Emirates.

Number of Rounds & Time Control:

  • 9 Rounds Swiss System.
  • Time Control: 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment per move for the whole game.
  • Delay Time: 30-minute delay will apply.

 Entry & Related Fees:

A) Participation Fees:
  • Based on standard (std.) rating & title as of 1st February 2017
GM, IM with standard Elo above 2400 & WGM


IM below 2400, WIM, FM, WFM US$ 50 AED 190
Players with a standard Elo of 2000-2399 US$ 100 AED 380
All other players with a standard Elo below 2000 US$ 250 AED 950
  • Entry fee is inclusive of tournament participation only.
  • Additional fee is required for arranging an entry visa requested via Dubai Chess Club.
B) Visa Charges:
Processing Visa Fee for all players (except invited) US$ 50 AED 190
Processing Visa Fee of an accompany Person US$ 100 AED 380
Additional charges for special requests such as:    
a) Indian Citizens requiring “Okay to Board Confirmation” US$ 10 AED 35
b) Uzbek participants requiring a “verification stamp” from the Embassy of The Republic Of Uzbekistan US$ 15 AED 60
  • Entry fee and related payments have to be paid in FULL prior to the deadline (10th March, 2017) either in cash at Dubai Chess & Culture club or through Bank Transfer/ Deposit to the following Address:
Name Bank Branch
Dubai Chess & Culture Club EMIRATES ISLAMIC Hamriya Souq
Swift Code Account Number* IBAN*
MEBLAEAD 3707385115901 AE570340003707385115901
Bank Address Hor Al Anz – Hamriya Shopping Centre P.O Box 6564 Dubai, UAE
  • Kindly mention your FIDE Name & FIDE ID in your transfer and update the payment section in the online registration form.
  • Kindly note that Dubai Chess Club’s Bank Account Number and IBAN have been updated As of 1st January 2017.

Tie Break

  1. Direct encounter
  2. Buchholz (lowest)
  3. Buchholz (highest + lowest)
  4. Great Number of victories